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Snooted moray eel from Bodrum/Turkey
By Taner Atilgan
posted (4 days ago)
27 votes

A restless wandering spirit
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

Manta ray in night dive
By Raffaele Livornese
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

On his way ...
By Raoul Caprez
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes


By Andre Philip
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

Ready, steady, ...
By Raoul Caprez
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

A squad of harlequins ..
By Tracey Jennings
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Trout in a small pond :-D
By Daniel Strub
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes


By Walter Bassi
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes

Tiger Shark with a Reef Shark in the background
Tiger Beach
Canon 5D3 w 8-15mm fisheye
By Ken Kiefer
posted (3 days ago)
12 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
presenting you the second picture of the newest campaign ... by Rafal Makiela
presenting you the second picture of the newest campaign made with Papert Pictures for Marmorin.
Head of Production: Agata Kruczek
Photographer: Rafał Makieła
Model: Krysia Księżyk
Production manager: Agata Śliwińska
Make-up artist: Jola B...
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Magical, well done.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Poland
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turban snail newport morning by Dale Kobetich
turban snail newport morning
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Wow, every beginning photographer should take a close look at this composition. All the rules, perfectly met in one shot.
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Ribbed Medusa
Puget Sound, WA, U.S.A.
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Great shot, a classic book cover
37 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Tom Radio
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Pygmyface by Doris Vierkötter
Pygmyface
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Beautiful pose and composition. Great shot.
45 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Cedar's pride wreck in Aqabe.
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34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Jordan
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Night diving on the Full Moon
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This double exposure feels so natural, your almost think it's real, or at least wish it was! Very cool manipulation.
33 Votes
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OWT with reflection
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Last Breath.... by Lucie Drlikova
Last Breath....
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful pose, sharp and accurate lighting, I love it.
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 9, 2014
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: United States
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Reverse side of tne river №2.
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26 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Russia
view portfolio more shots by Sergey Lisitsyn
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A Perfect Sunset
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The sun, the fin, the shark.. Everything comes together to a great shot which is very hard to take.
51 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Indian Ocean South Africa
view portfolio more shots by Allen Walker
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selfie with Gilbert by Mathieu Foulquié
selfie with Gilbert
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Simply amazing, I can see this one in the finals of the over and under shots, truly unique.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 28, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: France
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Kiss Mouthes ;-) - Sweetlips frontal
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Very well taken.
44 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
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"Dream on" by Parnupong Norasethkamol
"Dream on"
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Excellent colors and a surreal setting. Almost feels like outer-space.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Philippine Sea Palau
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Graphic lines
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43 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
view portfolio more shots by Marco Gargiulo
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... Maldives
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23 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indian Ocean Maldives
view portfolio more shots by Oscar Miralpeix
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Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island by Nick Blake
Compass Jellyfish and sunburst, Lundy Island
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Wow Nick, this one is for the books.
38 Votes
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Result of a Poolshooting
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27 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Germany
view portfolio more shots by Christian Schlamann
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great encounter on the Silver Banks
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting close to this giant with a fisheye lens is already a recipe for a fantastic image, the angle selected showing the sun beams and the eye contact with the whale makes it a winner.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, August 15, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Dominican Republic
view portfolio more shots by Michael Weberberger
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Colorful hatchling
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Amazing shot, I think the palm trees on the top 3rd of the shot made this truly extraordinary.
33 Votes
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"Ecstasy"
Canon 7D with Ikelite housing, Canon lens 10-22mm, a flash Ikelite.The image was taken in the most beautiful place for mi in Bulgaria- location Korabite, Sinemorec. Was autumn and the water was pretty cold.
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42 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, January 17, 2014
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Black Sea Bulgaria
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Mouthfull by Els Van Den Borre
Mouthfull
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Will make an excellent postcard , well done.
34 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Cenote Silhoette - Little Rhamdia Catfish in a Mexican Cenote.
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35 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
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Eye decoration (old Green turtle eye - Chelonia mydas)
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It takes a moment to understand what's going on here. This is a perfect example for shooting large objects with close-up lenses to produce un-orthodox images.
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 25, 2014
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Ecuador
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Red Carpet :D by Jun V Lao
Red Carpet :D
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26 Votes
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Crossways - Tarpon hunting Silversides. This is an image I've been striving for, for over a year now - learning and working on my lighting skills so that when the Silversides returned to Cayman, I could finally get this photograph.
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39 Votes
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Hyppocamphus
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66 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Freediver in his natural element
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Wow, very artistic and perfectly composed
29 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 13, 2014
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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